Why do I bring this up now? Because I just invested a lot of time in a book series that utilized one of these endings. A long series. One that could have actually made this ending awesome if it explored how disturbing its possible repercussions were. But no, this was treated as something good, and was even brought about for reasons that seemed pretty flimsy and dangerous for the protagonist to rely on.
Needless to say, I can’t help but feel like the series did this to me once I reached the last couple of chapters:
What really sucks is that I had been loving this series. Now I don’t know if I can ever even re-read it, since what’s the point when none of the books technically happen the way they did anymore?
So, yeah. I'm upset. Can you tell?
(Die, Retcon Ending. Diiiie!!!)